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Window size, and folder drop-ins (8 posts)

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  • Started 13 years ago by sonjay
  • Latest reply 13 years ago from franki
  • sonjay Member

    First, congratulations on your "Millionaire" appearance and your licensing of Fetch, Jim! Best wishes to you in this venture.

    I like the feature in the beta that allows you to drop files into folders by dragging the file on top of the folder in the Fetch window -- that's something I've been wishing Fetch would do for a long time. But it would be nice if that directory window didn't open in Fetch once the transfer is complete. The reason I want to drop files into the folder without opening the folder is because I don't want to open that folder! A small thing, but it would make using Fetch a lot nicer.

    Also, I really prefer the smaller window size of the previous versions of Fetch. I have discovered how to click the arrows to collapse either half of the Fetch window, but I prefer to keep both halves showing so I can monitor progress. But the window itself is too big, even on my 19" monitor. In the previous versions it was nice to be able to keep that window small and compact, unobtrusively out of the way until I need it.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the suggestions. I took a look at the problem with opening the folder after a drag, and it doesn't look like a simple thing to fix, but I agree that it shouldn't work the way it does now. I also appreciate the concern over the window size. I think the current layout is more efficient than the one in 3.0.3, but it does result in taller windows. I'll keep thinking about ways to improve that.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • frjo Member

    It's more the with of the window I'm concernd about. Why can't I make the window less than 442 pixels?

    I cant make the column with stick between sessions either!

    I also would like an option to turn of the custom icons in the list.

    In other respects I find Fetch 4 as stable and functional as 3.0.3 plus some nice new features.

    Regards,
    Fredrik Jonsson

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback. Column widths are supposed to "stick" but apparently they don't on OS X. What OS are you running?

    You can smart-resize the columns by double-clicking between two column titles.

    You mention turning off custom icons -- would you do that for space, or for speed?

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • frjo Member

    I'm running Mac OS 9.1 Int. Eng. I trashed the old Fetch 3.0.3 prefs and now the column with seems to stick.

    I like to be able to turn of custom icons so I can fit more lines in the same windows hight. For people on slow maskins/modem the speed is probably a reason to.

    On a PowerBook pixels is a sparse commodity :-) (This is one of my main complaints abour Aqua).

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • darien Member

    I have the same concerns regarding window size. I keep wanting it smaller, smaller.

    How about a preference (similar to the Finder's View Options) that would allow me to turn ON or OFF any of the following columns: kind, size, date.

    Then if the window allow itself to be shrinked proportionately in width I'd be pleased as punch.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the feedback -- I'll think about ways to make Fetch less pixel-hungry.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • franki Member

    i have to agree, the size of the windows is huge, especially on an iBook. they take up about 2/3 of the available screen space. i think that having a minimum height or width is a mistake. there's not much point making the column widths adjustable if the sum of the widths is fixed. i'd also like to be able to turn off the custom icons as my shortcuts list now doesn't fit on my screen, it did in fetch 3.03. perhaps like netscape 6 did you could include a 'classic' view?

    things i'm liking, the mirror command is brilliant & the set permssions dialogue showing the unix equivalent is a top notion. editing files directly in BBedit should save me a lot of time too. i'm just having huge issues with the huge windows which take up so much space they ruin my workflow (i tend to have a lot of windows open) to the extent that i'm using fetch 3.03 again now.

    Posted 13 years ago #

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